We're two "youngish" guys:-) currently living in Hollywood, CA. Both of us are originally from South Africa, spent 13 years in London, UK, and we're now thoroughly enjoying the California sunshine!
We're both successful in business and keep a very tidy but homely house in the Hollywood Hills. Whilst we enjoy luxury spoils, we are salt-of-the-earth kind of people and spend a lot of time enjoying the outdoors (hiking it, biking it, kayaking it or just soaking it all in - in a quiet space). We appreciate privacy and quiet spaces for meditation and yoga away from the hussle and bussle (but like to have easy access to those lively places for eating out and drinks)!
We do have a cat, Benny, and love him to bits. We got him from an animal shelter in London. Even Benny travels Virgin Atlantic and made the big trip from London to LA where he enjoys a rather over-sized outdoor cat enclosure in the hills...free to go in/out the house and keeps him safe from the coyote and keeps the stunning humming birds safe from his sharp claws. We don't insist on taking him with us when we get away as we have a local cat sitter. I think he likes have the house to himself. But if a place allows small docile pets then we'd be delighted to bring him with to clock up his mileage too! We're pet lovers. But just to clarify we are not the crazy overboard type who might push their pets about, unnecessarily, in push chairs!
Where ever we go, we expect respect, privacy and cleanliness. We are particular with where we stay, but we expect the same from our hosts about who they choose to share their homes with. We live in and leave a place as if it were our own!
Craig & Aidan